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    Posted: 17/Mar/2008 at 3:49am
How do you teach your child the books of the Bible?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/Mar/2008 at 6:15am

I like to do it by teaching categories:

Old Testament:
Books of the Law
Books of History
Books of Poetry
Major Prophets
Minor Prophets

New Testament:
Books of History (the Gospels and Acts)
Pauline Epistles
General Epistles
Prophecy

Teaching the categories, as opposed to teaching all the OT books or all the NT books, helps the dc to actually be able to find the scripture they're looking for; if they remember that Nahum is a minor prophet, they can turn to it more quickly. And the books of the Bible are arranged in those categories, after all, so it makes sense to learn them that way.

The reason I don't use those very clever songs until long after the categories are memorized is that the dc have to sing the whole song in their heads to find Habbakuk. How long did you have to sing the ABC song to remember what comes after R? :-)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/Mar/2008 at 10:09am
Originally posted by elliemaejune elliemaejune wrote:

The reason I don't use those very clever songs until long after the categories are memorized is that the dc have to sing the whole song in their heads to find Habbakuk. How long did you have to sing the ABC song to remember what comes after R? :-)



So?

Seriously - is there a problem with having to go through the whole song to get to a letter/book of the Bible at the end?   I swear there are times that I *still* do it myself....
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Please tell me the OT song. I don't know it except for the books of Moses. Thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/Mar/2008 at 10:12am

Originally posted by CNBarnes CNBarnes wrote:

Originally posted by elliemaejune elliemaejune wrote:

The reason I don't use those very clever songs until long after the categories are memorized is that the dc have to sing the whole song in their heads to find Habbakuk. How long did you have to sing the ABC song to remember what comes after R? :-)



So?

Seriously - is there a problem with having to go through the whole song to get to a letter/book of the Bible at the end?   I swear there are times that I *still* do it myself....

Probably it's just 'cuz I'm so OCD

I just find it more useful to teach the dc how to find their way around in their Bibles quickly and efficiently, which I think is more helpful to their future personal Bible study and witnessing than having to go through the songs :-)

And no, I didn't teach my dc the ABC song, either

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/Mar/2008 at 1:09pm

Hi,

 I learned the OT books without the song. I think it worked just saying them. It might help to show them the table of contents in the front of the Bible and do "Sword drills" with them.

And on second thought, Ellie, never mind... I don't need another song stuck in my head .

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/Mar/2008 at 1:18pm

Originally posted by Kimkat34 Kimkat34 wrote:

And on second thought, Ellie, never mind... I don't need another song stuck in my head .

So does that mean I shouldn't hum the first 7 notes of "It's a Small World" for you? Maybe you would prefer "The Song that Never Ends"?



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Go Eat Pop Corn

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There's an order I'll never forget. Funny how certain childhood things stick. And I'm 49
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Originally posted by Annie A Annie A wrote:

Go Eat Pop Corn

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There's an order I'll never forget. Funny how certain childhood things stick. And I'm 49

We say Go Eat Potato Chips ;-)

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Popcorns healthier
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/Mar/2008 at 2:05pm
Originally posted by elliemaejune elliemaejune wrote:

Probably it's just 'cuz I'm so OCD

I just find it more useful to teach the dc how to find their way around in their Bibles quickly and efficiently, which I think is more helpful to their future personal Bible study and witnessing than having to go through the songs :-)


I am pretty much the opposite of OCD (sanguine/choleric). 
As for finding books in my Bible - I always buy Bibles with the tabbed indexes (yes, I cheat).

Quote And no, I didn't teach my dc the ABC song, either

I still sing that song too. 



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